Month: July 2015

  • NSSN 253: Lobby TUC Congress Sept 13, fight Tory anti-union laws

    NSSN 253: Lobby TUC Congress Sept 13, fight Tory anti-union laws

    NSSN 253: Mark Serwotka PCS, Mick Cash RMT , Matt Wrack FBU, Ronnie Draper BFAWU, Dave Ward CWU and Steve Gillan POA to speak at NSSN lobby of TUC Congress Sept 13 – fight Tory anti-union laws The NSSN are pleased to announce that General Secretaries Mark Serwotka PCS, Mick Cash RMT , Matt Wrack […]

  • Picketing reinstates sacked construction rep

    Picketing reinstates sacked construction rep

    Ranks and file construction workers from the Blacklist Support Group and their supporters descended on the Canary Wharf HQ of Morgan Stanley this morning to protest the sacking of Unite rep Graham Boxall. The building is undergoing work by the electrical contractor Phoenix, a signatory to bargaining body the Joint Industry Board (JIB). However Phoenix […]

  • Defending health & safety: ‘We are in the fight of our lives!’

    Defending health & safety: ‘We are in the fight of our lives!’

    In December 2012 16 year old Cameron Minshull of Bury, Greater Manchester, started work at Huntley Mount Engineering .  He was over the moon and his mum was so pleased she drove him to work every day.  Five weeks later he was dead, killed by the lathe he worked on. Cameron was untrained and unsupervised, […]

  • Mick Cash joins NSSN rally line up at TUC Conference

    Mick Cash joins NSSN rally line up at TUC Conference

    RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will be joining the top table line up at our rally at this year’s TUC conference in Brighton. Mick will be joining fellow General Secretary Mark Serwotka of the PCS as one of the keynote speakers, a great boost for the aims of the rally and lobby. The rally will be […]

  • Mark Serwotka to speak at NSSN lobby of TUC Conference

    Mark Serwotka to speak at NSSN lobby of TUC Conference

    The NSSN are pleased to announce that PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka will be speaking at our rally at this year’s TUC conference in Brighton. The rally will be part of a lobby called by the NSSN. We will be calling on the TUC and it’s affiliated trade unions to organise a demonstration when the […]

  • NSSN 252: Victory for Glasgow Homeless Case workers!   

    NSSN 252: Victory for Glasgow Homeless Case workers!  

    After a gruelling 17 week all-out strike Glasgow Homelessness Caseworkers have voted to return to work having secured the key demands of the strike. We have published part of the statement from the Glasgow City Unison branch below. The NSSN has supported the striking workers from the beginning of the dispute. We were very pleased […]

  • NSSN 251: Strike Together against Tory anti-union laws

    NSSN 251: Strike Together against Tory anti-union laws

    If anyone had any doubts about the power of the organised working-class, the incredible strikes on London Underground and First Great Western by tube and railworkers’ unions last week were a tremendous demonstration of what the unions can do if they take determined action. The NSSN salutes the strikes as well as the co-ordinated Budget […]

  • Car of Barnet Unison activist vandalised in anti-union attack

    Car of Barnet Unison activist vandalised in anti-union attack

    We publish below a statement from Barnet Unison regarding the attack on John Burgess’s car. A hateful message was also attached. The NSSN gave its full support to the Barnet strike at our recent conference. A collection was taken at the conference with the money being split between Barnet Unison and a number of other ongoing […]

  • Defend our unions in Coventry City Council

    Defend our unions in Coventry City Council

    Coventry City Council UNITE UNISON NUT NASUWT ATL Defend Our Unions   Our right to Trade Union support is being threatened! Proposals have been submitted on behalf of Labour controlled Coventry City Council that would significantly cut the amount of time that local union officers have to act on their members’ behalf, with many unions […]

  • NSSN Conference: No to austerity & anti-union laws

    NSSN Conference: No to austerity & anti-union laws

    As the standing ovation for sacked Greek Vodafone worker, Harris Sedaris, died away, the audience at the ninth annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference broke into an impromptu rendition of traditional socialist song ‘the International’. It was a fitting end to a day full of hope and confidence – one that laid the foundations […]

  • VIDEO: Greek trade unionist Harris Sideris at NSSN 2015

    VIDEO: Greek trade unionist Harris Sideris at NSSN 2015

    Closing the National Shop Stewards Network 9th Annual conference, special guest speaker, the Greek trade union activist Harris Sideris, explained how trade unionists were fighting back in Greece. The packed NSSN conference, held at Conway Hall in London Saturday 4 July, heard Harris demand that the Greek people should not pay for the crisis of […]

  • NSSN 249: Sacked Greek Vodafone worker at NSSN Conference

    NSSN 249: Sacked Greek Vodafone worker at NSSN Conference

    The National Shop Stewards Network is delighted to announce that Harris Sideris from Athens is going to speak at NSSN conference. He is one of two workers sacked by Vodafone bosses a few weeks ago and is a member of the trade union committee of the contract workers (at Vodafone) – who are fighting for […]